I am driven to explore opportunities to further girls’ education and to create a world where this is not a privilege, but a right.
Holly Waggoner, 2016 Scholar, Mercer Island High School
High School Activities and Volunteer Work:
Volunteer, PETRI (Philanthropy, Education, Teaching, Research and Involvement), which provides secondary school scholarships to girls in Taita Taveta County in Kenya
SafeRides officer, Mercer Island (provides designated drivers)
Head of Sponsorship, Relay for Life Committee MIHS (raises funds for cancer research and awareness)
Member, Senior Service Club, MIHS (organizes volunteers at school-related events)
Update: Sophomore, Santa Clara University, business school; summer 2017: interned for MiResource, a startup that helps fight mental illness
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